Whatever He Wants

What kind of spectacle is the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump? by Fintan O'Toole edited by O Society Feb 10, 2020 In its opening days, the audience was given two wildly different but equally bathetic prompts as to how we should see it. We were invited by two central figures to understand it, on … Continue reading Whatever He Wants

Why Fiction Trumps Truth

We humans know more truths than any species on earth. Yet we also believe the most falsehoods. by Yuval Harari NYTimes edited by O Society June 6, 2019 Many people believe truth conveys power. If some leaders, religions, or ideologies misrepresent reality, they will eventually lose to more clearsighted rivals. Hence, sticking with the truth … Continue reading Why Fiction Trumps Truth

Truthfulness vs Loyalty

by Steven Novella¬†NeuroLogica¬†Oct 1, 2018 How people make ethical decisions is a very interesting line of psychological research. Perhaps the most well-known study is the famous trolley experiment. It is a theoretical question, if you are at the controls of a switch that can change tracks, and a trolley is out of control and heading … Continue reading Truthfulness vs Loyalty